Humboldt board drops face masks

As soon as the school board approved a less restrictive face mask policy, most in attendance immediately discarded their masks.



April 13, 2021 - 9:45 AM

Humboldt’s incoming superintendent Amber Wheeler and outgoing superintendent Kay Lewis listen to engineers discuss improvements to the high school’s HVAC system. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — As soon as Humboldt’s board of education adopted a new face mask policy Monday night, most in attendance immediately discarded their masks, despite the cramped quarters of the board office.

The change to a “recommended” policy comes after Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide mask mandate was overturned by Republican legislators at the end of March.

Exact language from superintendent Kay Lewis’ memo to the district reads:

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